Feel Good Food & Mood
Our Lead Designer Alice Rose Bolton has compiled and illustrated a compendium of food that could lift your mood when you need it most ! Nutrition for most people seems to fall to the wayside when our mental health takes a turn for the worst, but a poor diet could be contributing to the problem.
Sorry to all our wonderful plant positive vegans, but studies have shown that low fat milk and dairy have shown to significantly decrease risk of developing depression. The likely cause of this is the Vitamin D found naturally in dairy, as low levels of this vital fat-soluble secosteroid can directly contribute to low mood.
Get Set, Carrot
Whilst your parents might have told you that ‘carrots make you see in the dark’, you might be surprised to learn that consuming carrots may actually affect brain function. The nutrient Beta-carotene found has been shown to lower levels of depression.
Eat Your Greens!
Leafy Greens are packed full of folate which works to protect your wonderful brain cells and improve your brain on a cellular level.
Omega-3 fats found in oily fish such as salmon, walnuts and chia seeds. play important roles in brain function and development. There are also claims that Omega-3 can improve brain function in people with memory problems, such as those with Alzheimer's disease. Sounds like a good excuse for a slice of walnut cake for me.
Have A Banana
Chocked full of potassium, these bad boys help to maintain a healthy nervous system.
Our Avocado toast habits might be allegedly bankrupting millennials, but fear not ! Whilst also helping to combat depression, the fats and manganese found in these super fruits had been shown to ease PMS. Perfect for those people struggling with PMDD.
Pineapple and dark chocolate naturally contain serotonin. So whilst a pina colada might not be the best idea, you can guarantee that a night in with your favourite dark chocs will temporarily lift your mood. Girls night in anyone?